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Cheer Try Out Tips: How To Do Basic Motions and Stances


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Cheerleading try out season is approaching and new coaches, cheerleaders and parents can
now download The Cheerleading Guide To Stances & Motions for free! Designed to help beginners learn basic moves and condition their arms and legs, this guide from the Cheerleading Blog University features over 55 moves and combinations common for today’s cheer routines.

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Being a cheerleader is more than just looking pretty and being loud. Part of a cheerleader’s skill set includes being able to hit very precise motions and stances, and knowing when to use each one. Each member of a cheerleading team must perfect their basic motions and stances so that their team operates as a unit and receives the maximum number of cheers from the audience and points from the judges.


Cheerleading Motions & Stances

A cheerleader’s motions are the backbone of her ability. It’s great, and super fun, to be able to do amazing cheerleading jumps, twist and flip your way through tumbling passes and fly high during stunt tricks, but you have to have the technique too!

While a cheerleader’s basic motions are the backbone of her ability, her stances are the support system. A motion will miss the mark completely without the body being in a tight, formatted stance.

This is a general overview of some basic cheer stances, with the focus on the position of the feet and legs and basic cheer motions, with the focus on the position of the arms. You may perform them, or see them performed, slightly different. Many of the basic motion positions can be used with other motions and stances to create combination moves, and these are covered in the guide as well.

Most moves in cheerleading are an extension of a basic move, so it is always good to learn through progression, starting with the basics. Mastering basic cheer motions will help you hit more advanced stunts like a pro, which will be important during routines and at cheerleading competitions. If you perform a move, but don’t hit your motions right, the judges will likely take points away from your team.

Also included are basic conditioning tips and routines to strengthen and tone your arms and legs.

Download your free copy of the guide now to access step-by-step instructions for beginning stances, resting positions, High Vs, Touchdowns and more!

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